Non-Surgical Eyelift

Sagging eyelids and eye bags are a common problem that affects many both men and women, and it’s identified as a typical sign of ageing. The upper eyelids may have excess skin which contributes to a hooded, droopy appearance.

In this blog post, we will cover the new non-surgical procedure to lift hooded eyelids for a rejuvenated and fresher look.

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Often people do not want to undergo eyelid surgery, so the innovative non-surgical eyelift procedure is an ideal alternative to achieve a more lifted eyelid in minutes.

At The Private Clinic, we are pleased to offer the Nano Plasma non-surgical eyelift treatment.

This treatment aims to improve the appearance of hooded or puffy eyelids with minimal downtime and no need for surgery. The way the plasma treatment works is by stimulating the contraction of the skin fibres to tighten the skin. This treatment can remove excess eyelid skin as well as tighten up the wrinkles around the eyes without the need for incisions, scalpels or stitches.

This non-surgical treatment is often preferred by patients as there is less downtime required and there are fewer risks for complications after the procedure compared to surgical blepharoplasty.

What to expect from the non-surgical eyelift procedure?

The procedure starts with the application of a gel local anaesthetic which is applied to the treatment area. The anaesthetic will remain on the treatment area up to an hour to ensure the area is completely numbed before starting the procedure. The Nano Plasma non-surgical eyelift uses the Plexr® Plasma Pen applicator which ionises the gas particles in the air between the device tip and your skin. With this procedure, the excess skin is intently vaporized and tightened by creating a substance known as plasma which causes the target tissue to go from being solid to gas leaving a carbon crust on the area. Only the treatment area is affected no other surrounding areas will be affected, this is due to the high precision of the device. It has a 0.3 mm surface area, which allows the treatment to be very accurate and gentle when treating around and under the eyes. Following the treatment the eyelid will have small brown spots; these will remain during the healing phase. During this healing period, your skin will start generating collagen and elastin density which will result in a tighter and more youthful-looking result. The brown dots create a scab and fall off.

When will I see the Nano Plasma Eyelift Results?

After the treatment, you will feel the skin tightening however the final results are not seen until after 3 weeks post-treatment. This treatment requires 1-2 sessions however, this may vary from patient to patient. If extra sessions are required these would be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

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Before and after picture after 1 session of Nano Plasma Non-Surgical Eyelift.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

What is the downtime required after the non-surgical eyelift?

After the treatment, you will have small brown spots and you will experience some swelling around the treatment area. The swelling will subside within the first 1-3days and the small brown spots will slowly fade away in 10-14 days. However, you will be able to cover up the area with makeup 7-10 days after the procedure. Once the small crust spots are gone, the skin will be a appear pink and will be quite sensitive so it is very important to keep the are away from the sun and use sun protection on a daily basis.

Who is suitable for the non-surgical eyelift?

The non-surgical eyelift treatment works best to lift or smooth the appearance of hooded or heavy eyelids. Patients with mild to moderate loose skin around their eyelids are the best candidates for this treatment however; those patients with more excess skin or drooping skin may require a blepharoplasty surgery to achieve the best results. The Nano Plasma non-surgical eyelift treatment is also only suitable for patients within the Fitzpatrick Scale 1-3 skin types due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.

If you would like to book a Nano Plasma non-surgical eyelift with our expert Dr Luca de Fazio, please call us via 0333 920 2471 or visit our  non-surgical eyelift page on our website where you will be able to find our before and after pictures and videos.

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A guide to liposuction

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove deposits of fat from the body to help the patient achieve a more sculpted and improved shape.

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How to choose a liposuction surgeon?

The best results from liposuction often come from choosing an expert surgeon. We advise anyone considering liposuction to fully research surgeons to find one that not only will perform liposuction safely but also help you achieve the results that you desire. You should be looking for their qualifications, ask how many procedures they have performed, ask about their commonly performed areas and ask to see their before and after photos and seek out patients that have a similar ‘before’ body to you to see what results to expect.

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Who is suitable for liposuction?

Liposuction is suitable for both male and female patients who want to reduce the appearance of stubborn areas of fat. Ideally, patients should be close to their ideal weight as although liposuction does remove fat, it is not designed to be a weight loss method.

Patients considering liposuction should also have good skin elasticity in order for the skin to contract to the new contours of the body once the fat is removed. For patients with large areas of sagging skin especially after weight loss, a tummy tuck or body lift procedure may be more suitable.

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What are the Different types of liposuction?

There is a huge variety of different liposuction treatment and techniques out there to choose from. The main differences between them are the technology used to assist with the fat removal process. Different surgeons may favour one technique over another but which one gives the best results often purely comes down to the expertise of the surgeon performing it.

At The Private Clinic we offer;

Surgical LiposuctionSurgical liposuction is also referred to as liposculpture, suction-assisted lipectomy and traditional liposuction as it was one of the first techniques used for liposuction. Surgical liposuction uses a suction technique to remove fat from the body. It can be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck for example which would be a Brazilian Tummy Tuck.

Vaser LiposuctionVaser liposuction is one of our most commonly performed procedures. It uses ultrasound technology to liquefy the fat cells before they are then removed through a gentle suction process.

Vaser Hi-Def LiposuctionVaser Hi-Def is best for patients who want to achieve a more sculpted and athletic appearance to their body. The technique removes both superficial and deep fat surrounding the muscles to enhance the visibility of the underlying muscles.

Vaser Mid-Def LiposuctionThe Vaser Mid-Def technique is midway between standard vaser liposuction and hi-def. It works to bring out a slight bit of definition and shadowing but with a much softer finish in comparison to vaser hi-def.

Vaser 4DVaser 4d Liposculpt is an advanced form of vaser liposuction. The technique carefully removes fat whilst defining your underlying muscles and significantly improving your overall proportion.

Vaser 360 – The Vaser 360 technique is best for patients who are having liposuction on their legs. The treatment targets the buttock crease, thighs, upper legs and knees for a full circumferential toned and firmer appearance to the legs.

Micro LipoMicro lipo is a technique that can be used in the majority of the liposuction procedures mentioned above. Micro lipo refers to the size of the cannulas used to perform the procedure. For a procedure to be classified as micro lipo, the cannulas need to be within 0.9mm and 3mm wide.

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Where can you have liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed in a variety of areas including the neck, chin, arms/bingo wings, breasts, male chest/gynecomastia, back, tummy/abdomen, male torso, flanks/love handles, buttocks, hips, knees, ankles and the inner and outer thighs.

It is possible to treat more than one area at once although generally no more than 3 litres of fat should be removed within one session.

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What does Liposuction involve?

Liposuction is performed in theatre either within the clinic you had your consultation at, or at a separate hospital. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and most often with sedation so you should not feel any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure.

Small micro incisions will be made close to the areas that are being treated and in most cases, tumescent fluid will be injected to expand the tissue layer. During vaser liposuction, a small probe will be inserted which will emit ultrasonic energy which will vibrate and selectively break apart the fatty tissue on contact. Cannulas are then inserted and moved in a back and forth motion to remove the fat with a suction device. Once the treatment is complete, bandages will be applied to the incisions and a compression garment will put on the areas treated on which will need to be worn 24 hours a day for the first 3 weeks following the procedure, and then for at least 6 hours a day for another 3 weeks.

In some cases, drains may be used to remove any pus, blood or other fluids from the wound. These will remain in place for up to 5 days before being removed by the surgeon or their nursing team in clinic.

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Liposuction Aftercare

Every patient will heal differently and we encourage patients to slowly get back to their usual routines as soon as they feel fit to do so following surgery. Overall, we usually advise patients to allow 2-3 weeks of general recovery for liposuction. Patients should try to keep their activity levels up during the recovery of liposuction, for example, taking a daily walk to help to assist in the drainage of any fluid. We also recommend MLD massage treatments to help aid your recovery which can be organised with your surgeon. Exercise and other more strenuous activities, however, should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery based on the advice of your surgeon.

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Why choose The Private Clinic for Liposuction?

The Private Clinic’s Doctors have performed over 7,000 VASER Liposuction treatments to date, more than any other clinic in Europe. We were the first clinic to launch Vaser in the UK.

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • Free consultation with your specialist surgeon and expert doctor.
  • 24-hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in vaser liposuction.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • With over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in expert hands.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.
  • View our before and after photo gallery on Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction
  • View our patient stories
  • View our extensive FAQs on Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction.

We have outstanding hospital and clinic facilities in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds.

Consultations are also available in Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, and Edinburgh.

To find out more about Liposuction at The Private Clinic call 0333 920 2471 or click here to use our liposuction online contact form to book an appointment.

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The top 10 Skin Treatments for Younger and Fresher Looking Skin

In this blog post, we will be covering the top skin rejuvenation treatments to achieve younger and fresher skin, so you are ready for summer.

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  1. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma.

This treatment is also known as Vampire Facelift or Dracula Therapy as this rejuvenating treatment uses your own blood healing properties to restore and improve the look and quality of the skin.  PRP is a treatment that starts by collecting the blood (same process as a blood test) then the sample is placed in a centrifuge so the platelets and plasma can separate. Thereafter the refined PRP is injected into the treatment areas. The PRP injections encourage the body’s production of collagen to restore, rejuvenate, plump and add volume to the skin.

  1. Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive laser treatment ideal to rejuvenate the skin as it can target sun damaged skin, pigmentation, brown spots and fine lines and wrinkles.

At The Private Clinic we offer two different types of laser:

  • Pearl Laser: The pearl laser treatment targets early signs of ageing, sun damage and wrinkles. There is no downtime with this procedure.

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  1. Dermal Fillers

 Dermal Fillers are non-invasive treatments that use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body to plump up the skin and fill in lines, wrinkles or contour the face.

There are several areas that can be targeted with Dermal fillers depending on your desired goals.

  • Under the eyes (Tear Trough). Filler around this area can help remove dark circles giving a fresher and more youthful appearance.

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  • Lips to improve the volume and shape.
  • Cheeks to help create a more contoured look and fuller cheeks.

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  • Nose to mouth lines (Naso-labial folds) to rejuvenate the lower part of the face.
  • Mouth to Chin lines (Marionette lines)
  • Lip Lines
  • 8 point lift or non-surgical facelift is another option available. That consists of targeting several areas of the face simulating a surgical facelift.

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4.One stitch facelift/temporal lift

The one-stitch facelift or 3D Facelift is a surgical procedure, less invasive than a full facelift carried out under local anaesthetic. The results are more subtle in comparison to a full traditional facelift but it provides a firmer, tighter and more rejuvenated appearance to the face. All the stitches are completely hidden under the hairline. There is also a lower risk of swelling and bruising and there is minimal downtime required as patients can be back to work in a day.

 

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Temporal or One Stitch Facelift.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are a skin treatment ideal to treat tired skin, sun damaged skin, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. The treatment consists of an intense exfoliating process to remove all the dead cells from the skin surface to reveal a smoother and more even skin.

  1. . Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are a treatment to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The substance injected (Botulinum toxin), relaxes the facial muscles responsible for causing the moments that create these lines and wrinkles.  This treatment not only targets existing signs of ageing but also prevents the formation of new lines.

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Before and after wrinkle injections targeting crows feet.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. Thermage

Thermage is a non-invasive procedure able to tighten and contour the skin at the same time.  Thermage is ideal for patients who want to tighten loose jowls, sagging skin, lines and wrinkles or smooth out any dimples or bulges on the skin.

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Before and after Thermage.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. Profhilo

Profhilo is an injectable treatment that encourages your skin to produce more collagen to help rejuvenate the skin and minimise the signs of ageing. This treatment uses a hyaluronic acid solution that spreads within the skin to nourish the dermal cells, to help remodel the skin structure to restore the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

  1. Obagi Nu Derm

Obagi Nu-Derm system is a prescribed skin care routine to improve and refresh the overall look of the skin. The system includes a gentle cleanser, toner, correcting cream, blending cream, lotion, moisturiser and sun protection cream. Obagi caters to patients all ages, gender and skin types.

  1. Dermaroller

Dermaroller is a skin rejuvenating treatment ideal to achieve a smoother, brighter and fresher looking skin. The Dermaroller is a medical roller with hundreds of micro-skin needles. The device is passed across the skin causing small micro punctures in the skin to stimulate the auto regeneration and repair of the skin. This treatment is also ideal for patients who suffer from scarring.

At The Private Clinic, we first listen to what you are seeking to achieve. We can then advise on the optimum course of action for your skin type. The best thing is to book a consultation to discuss the various options available to you.  To find out more about our skin treatments or book a skin rejuvenation consultation please call 0333 920 2471 or visit our website.

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Breast Implant Removal; what are my options?

There are many reasons why patients would consider getting their implants removed. These include a change in trends with many patients now favouring smaller implants other larger ones. Medical reasons for removing implants include capsular contracture and implant rupture and some patients just don’t want to have breast implants anymore.

When it comes to removing your breast implants, there are a number of things to consider but most importantly we ask patients to think about the end result and what they wish to achieve from surgery. Typically after removing implants your breasts usually return to how they appeared before surgery. But in some cases, breast sagging can occur, particularly patients who have had larger implants or implants that have been in place for a number of years.

We offer a wide range of options to patients who are considering breast implant removal. Our expert plastic surgeons will be able to help you decide which one is going to be best for you but to help you feel as informed as possible ahead of your consultation, see below for our breast implant removal options.

Breast Implant Removal with Breast Auto Augmentation

A breast auto-augmentation is a breast reconstruction procedure that uses your own natural breast tissue to essentially act as an implant. During a breast uplift, the skin is removed and the nipple is raised but the breast tissue is usually left untouched. A breast auto-augmentation instead relocates a portion of your breast tissue from the lower breast to the upper breast. This helps to change the entire shape of the bust giving the appearance of volume without the need for implants.

A breast auto-augmentation is a really effective procedure that only uses your natural breast tissue and it has a big advantage over implants in that it will only increase volume in the upper pole, no volume or weight will be added to the lower pole of the breasts. It may be difficult to replicate the same size your breasts were with implants, but it will be a close match.

An auto augmentation procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes around 2-4 hours to perform. Some patients may be required to stay overnight in the hospital but if not they will be discharged a few hours following their procedure once being deemed fit.

An Auto-augmentation is a specialist breast reconstruction surgery technique that only a select number of specialist breast surgeons are able to offer.

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Breast Implant Removal

A breast implant removal procedure is pretty much explained in the title. In this procedure, your implant is removed from your breast pocket and no other procedures are performed. Breast implant removal procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and your surgeon will aim to remove the breast implant from the same incision where your implant was originally inserted. Each case will vary but the procedure on average will take 1-2 hours. Patients are not usually required to stay overnight following a breast implant removal procedure and many return home a few hours after the procedure once discharged by the surgeon.

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Breast Implant Removal with Enbloc

An enbloc procedure is when the implant and capsule are removed from the breast pocket. This usually happens as standard if you have capsular contracture for example but an enbloc procedure can also be requested by anyone who is looking to have their implants removed.

In some cases an enbloc procedure may not be possible, this is usually when the capsule is very delicate and thin and the process of removing it could actually cause damage to surrounding vital tissues. In all breast implant removal cases, precautions are put in place to allow for proper healing including sterilising the remaining capsules.

Not all surgeons offer this procedure due to the additional risks so it is important to make your preference clear ahead of booking in for a consultation with your surgeon.

Breast Implant Replacement

If you are choosing to remove your implants in favour of implants of a different size then a breast implant and replacement procedure will be performed.  This procedure is also great for patients who have experienced issues with their current implants and wish to replace them with new implants of the same size or different. This procedure takes out your existing implants and replaces them with implants that are either smaller, bigger or the same size as your current implants. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and your surgeon will aim to use the same incision that your original breast implants were inserted via. Recovery after a breast implant replacement is likely to be similar to your previous breast augmentation recovery.

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Breast Implant Removal with Uplift 

A breast implant removal procedure combined with a breast uplift procedure is a great option for patients who are likely to have sagging after their implants removed. The surgeon will remove your implant but then also remove any excess skin and relocate the nipple to a higher position to give the chest a more uplifted appearance. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and usually takes 2-3 hours and there will be some additional scarring usually a lollipop or anchor shaped scar where the uplift procedure has taken place. You will also have some additional recovery time similar to that of breast augmentation and some patients may be required to stay overnight at the hospital.

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Why Choose The Private Clinic?

Choosing a clinic for your breast implant removal procedure can be difficult. At The Private Clinic, we see over 15,000 new patients every year and have one of the highest patient satisfaction records in the sector with a 9.4 rating on TrustPilot and 96% of patients saying they would recommend us to their friend and family.

The Private Clinic prides itself on its commitment to Medical Expertise, Patient Care and Satisfaction, Honest advice and most importantly Excellent Results. We are able to offer a range of implant removal options to suit all patients. We have highly skilled expert Cosmetic surgeons, see our before and after results here. We provide dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team, including a 24-hour helpline. All procedure is performed in our state of the art hospital facilities and giving you the best results and patient care is our priority.

To find out more about our breast implant removal procedures, please call 0333 920 2471 or use our breast implant removal online contact form to request a consultation.

 

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The Private Clinic features in the Tatler Address Book

The Private Clinic has been featured and added to the prestigious Tatler Address Book. The Tatler Guide or Tatler address book features the best cosmetic surgeons, spas, restaurants and hotels in the UK.

Tatler Address Book guide 2019

The Private Clinic has been featured including some of the top categories in cosmetic procedures; breast surgery, body cosmetic procedures, facelifts and feet.

The Tatler Address Book an exclusive carefully curated directory for health and beauty. Tatler Health & Beauty Director, Francesca White explains “the Tatler Address Book includes the most sought-after doctors and therapists, and the glossiest clinics…all with the Tatler seal of approval and its rigorous editorial process”.

Within Tatler’s Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2019 consultant vascular surgeon at The Private Clinic Constantinos Kyriakides has been included as “A New Entry” talking about vein procedures.

To find out more about the treatments that we offer at The Private Clinic, call us via 0333 920 2471 , or visit our website.

 

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Chloe’s Preservation Rhinoplasty and Top FAQ’s

A Rhinoplasty or nose job is a popular surgical procedure performed to improve the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the nose. A rhinoplasty can help improve the size, shape and help correct other issues such as deviated septum or for a previously broken nose.

In this blog post, we will be covering Chloe’s preservation rhinoplasty story and answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this innovative procedure.

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Chloe decided to visit The Private Clinic for a rhinoplasty consultation. Chloe from a very young age had been self-conscious about her nose, in particular with the hump of her nose.

With her job as a beauty and fashion blogger, always taking pictures and on video, her nose was just bothering her even more “With my job and constantly ben on camera every little flaw was just heightened”. Chloe decided that it was time to undergo a rhinoplasty so decided to attend a consultation with Dr Rochira, plastic surgeon at The Private Clinic. Dr Rochira is one of the few surgeons within the UK who performs Preservation Rhinoplasty a new rhinoplasty technique that requires less downtime than traditional rhinoplasty and there is less swelling and bruising involved. During the consultation, Dr Rochira explained to Chloe that she was a great candidate for the preservation rhinoplasty technique. “Dr Rochira explained that the issue with my nose was not so much the hump but the fact that the tip of my nose dropped, so as soon as he lifted the tip of my nose I could see that was the nose I always wanted”. “Being able to have the Preservation rhinoplasty technique just checked all my boxes since it has less downtime and less swelling, it was just perfect”.

Dr Rochira was able to reduce Chloe’s nose hump, correct her deviated septum to improve Chloe’s breathing issues and reshape and lift the tip of the nose via the Preservation rhinoplasty technique.

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Before and after Preservation Rhinoplasty.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

7 days post-surgery Chloe’s cast was removed revealing a natural-looking smaller nose with a lifted tip.  “Seeing myself without the cast for the first time was so overwhelming… it was something I wanted for so long…I feel so happy with myself and confident. Now when I go to socials events I don’t feel conscious about it anymore”.

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Frequently asked questions about Preservation Rhinoplasty

What is Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Traditional rhinoplasty to correct dorsal hump or correct and reshape the tip, the vault of the nose is destroyed and must then be reconstructed in order to be functional again.

For the last 50 years, the old nose surgery technique was the standard procedure to remove a hump and change the shape of the nose. However, this technique often had associated a high rate of revision and secondary surgery. Now with Preservation Rhinoplasty surgeons no longer need to destroy or reconstruct the dorsum of the nose during surgery, instead, the height is reduced internally. By doing this the nose becomes smaller and the hump disappears.

non surgical nose job rhinoplasty surgery

Preservation Rhinoplasty is less invasive and there is less bruising and swelling. Thanks to this less invasive technique, there is less bleeding post-operatively and the soft packs inserted inside the nose after surgery allow the patient to breathe straight away. Dorsal preservation also achieves a more natural result, and there is less risk for secondary deformities or need for revision surgery.

Am I suitable for Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Preservation rhinoplasty is suitable for approximately 60% of patients, in particular for patients who require the bridge of the nose to be modified. However, the other 20% of patients will still require traditional Rhinoplasty surgery.  At The Private Clinic, we highly recommend booking a consultation with our experts plastic surgeons to assess your case and recommend the best procedure for you.

When will I be able to return to doing sports after Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Before going back to performing sports, running or going to the gym we recommend waiting between 3-4 weeks. However, for contact sports and activities that could lead to your nose getting damaged or hurt such as netball you should wait up to 6 weeks.

Where can I book a consultation for Preservation rhinoplasty?

London, Harley Street.

Our London clinic is situated at 98, Harley Street London W1G 7HZ.

The Private Clinic London is conveniently located near to Primrose Hill, Bayswater, St Johns Wood, Holland Park, Mayfair, Hyde Park, Kensington, Chelsea, South Kensington, Regents Park, Green Park, Notting hill, Fulham, Battersea, Knightsbridge, Clapham, Victoria, West End, Marylebone, Earls Court, Soho, Fulham, Belgravia, Fitzrovia Canary Wharf, Richmond, Wimbledon and Chiswick.

The Private Clinic Bristol

Our clinic in Bristol is at 92c Whiteladies Road. It is located very close to Bedminster, Bath, Leigh Woods, Cotham, Almondsbury, Westbury on Trym, St Pauls Bristol, Totterdown, Redcliffe, Portishead, Clevedon, Redland, Leigh Woods,  Winterbourne,  St Westbury on Trym, Kingsdown,  Phillips Bristol, Frenchay and Hambrook, Henleaze, Cotham, Kingsdown, Downend, Frampton Cotterell.

To book a rhinoplasty appointment with our highly skilled surgeons please call us 0333 920 2471. To learn more about rhinoplasty and see before and after pictures please visit our rhinoplasty page on our website.

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Foot Exercises for Bunions

Do you suffer from Bunions?  You are not alone, it has been estimated that over 30% of the UK population suffer from bunions.

One of the main side effects of having bunions is pain. In this blog post, we will be covering some of the best exercises you can do to reduce the pain and increase the flexibility of the toes.

Physical therapy exercises are a great way to help with pains and can also slow down the progression of the bunion by maintaining the flexibility of the muscles that control your big toe.

Some great exercises include:

  • Toe stretches: Stretching your toes can be very beneficial to reduce pain, in particular, if you suffer from bent toes or have hammertoes as well as bunions. To stretch your toes stretch them and then curl them back for a period of up to 10 minutes.
  • Resistance exercises: Resistance stretching can help build up mobility and flexibility. Patients can use resistance bands or even a towel and place it around the big toe. The exercise consists of moving your toe backwards and forwards whilst creating some resistance by pulling the towel or band toward yourself.

  • Ball roll: Often people experience cramping or foot straining so a great exercise to help with these issues is ball roll. For this exercise, you will need a ball (tennis ball, golf ball or a plastic ball), place it on the bridge of your feet and move front back to front massaging the area for 2 minutes.

  • Towel grip: A great way of strengthening your toes and improve their overall flexibility is by gripping any object with your toes. A good example is to use try and grip a towel with your toes and continuously repeat this motion.

 

  • Toe flexing and contracting: Similar to one of our previous exercises is toe flexing and contracting. Place our toes against any hard surface to then press against it, hold for a few seconds and release in the opposite direction. Repeat five times.
  • Big toe stretching: You can focus on just stretching your big toe by grabbing it and pulling it towards yourself creating some resistance and holding for a few seconds.  Repeat a least 4 times.

  • Walks on the beach: Who doesn’t love a nice walk on the beach? Well walking on sand can also be beneficial to strengthen your toes as the sand acts as a gentle foot massage.

It is important to remember that these are exercises to temporarily help relieve the pain caused by bunions. If you are having issues walking or struggle to wear certain shoes, surgery may be the best option for you.

At The Private Clinic, we offer exclusively a minimally-invasive bunion removal procedure developed by Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Andrea Bianchi. Unlike traditional bunion surgery this procedure doesn’t involve a long recovery time because no fixative devices (no screws, plates o wires) are inserted so patients are able to walk right after the procedure. With a 98% success rate, the mini-invasive bunion removal operation has outstanding results.

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Before and after mini-invasive bunion removal surgery.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

If you would like to book a bunion consultation with our Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bianchi call us via 0333 920 2471 or visit our bunion surgery page on our website where you will be able to find our patient stories, videos and see before and after pictures.

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The Best Varicose Vein Removal Treatments in London

The Private Clinic specialises in vein removal procedures. We offer the latest and most efficient treatments to target all types of veins. At The Private Clinic, we aim to always provide the best, safest and most efficient procedures so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. In this blog post, we will be covering all the vein removal treatments available.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are prominent bulging veins blue or purple in colour that tend to appear around the legs or ankles. Varicose veins appear when the small valves of the veins get damaged and stop working affecting the correct blood flow in the veins. Since the blood flow is restricted, it causes the veins to swell up and bulge out. Varicose veins can sometimes lead to other symptoms such as itchiness, burning sensation or cramping in the surrounding areas. Even though, you may not be experiencing these symptoms varicose veins are often a sign of underlying vascular problems so it is highly recommended to get them checked out by a consultant vascular surgeon.

What are the best treatments for Varicose Veins?

There are a variety of varicose vein treatments available. At The Private Clinic, we offer the latest minimally-invasive varicose vein removal procedures, suitable for almost every patient suffering from Varicose Veins.

  • EVLA – Endovenous Laser Ablation is the most popular varicose vein removal procedure. This is a minimally invasive procedure with a speedy recovery time performed under local anaesthetic. EVLA uses ultrasound technology to target the problematic veins to then remove them. EVLA is a highly effective procedure with a 95.4% success rate and has achieved the “gold standard” for vein removal according to NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

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Before and after EVLA varicose vein removal treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

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Before and after varicose vein removal treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  • Sclerotherapy –This minimally invasive procedure consists of injecting liquid Sclerotherapy to the treatment areas. This solution causes the vein walls to collapse destroying the veins which are then naturally absorbed by the body overtime. This treatment is ideal for varicose veins that are slightly smaller.
  • VenaSeal – is a varicose vein removal treatment that uses medical adhesive to close varicose veins. The procedure consists of inserting a small catheter into the treatment leg, which guided by an ultrasound will dispense small doses of medical grade Sapheon Glue to close the veins. The veins are then absorbed naturally by the body.
  • Phlebectomy – This procedure consists of making small entry points around the affected areas to insert a hook that will gently remove the veins.
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Before and after Phlebectomy treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Private Clinic, London Harley Street

At the Private Clinic, we have over 35 years of experience providing the best and latest vein removal treatments and have treated over 7,000 patients concerned about their veins. We work with highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons who have extensive experience in their field.

In our Harley Street clinic in London, we perform all the varicose vein removal treatments listed. At The Private Clinic we provide:

  • Various minimally-invasive treatments to treat varicose and thread veins.
  • We aim to achieve the least downtime and recovery possible.
  • We offer the EVLA treatment which has a 95.4% success rate.
  • Highly acclaimed vascular surgeons with years of experience treating varicose veins.
  • We offer complimentary ultrasound with our appointments with our vascular surgeons (consultation costs £150). The ultrasounds externally are typically priced between £350 and £450.
  • After most of our treatments, patients are able to return to their daily routine. The treatments only take 30 to 60 minutes to be performed.
  • We have been able to restore the confidence in many of our patients by avoiding health issues and achieving great results.
  • We have been featured in several TV shows and press including Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, TLC’s My Naked Secret and have been recently featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Cosmetic Tweakment Trends for 2019.

To book a veins consultation with any of our vascular surgeons call us on 0333 920 2471. To see more varicose vein before and after pictures, read our extensive FAQs on varicose veins and thread veins and read our patient stories please visit our varicose veins page on our website.

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Knee Liposuction

Knees are one of the least liked areas of the legs for many as fat deposits can be stored around the knee caps impacting the overall look of the legs. Excess fat around the knees can be a result of weight gain, skin laxity or genetics. In this blog post, we will be covering everything you need to know about knee liposuction from the procedure to the final results.

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What is Knee Liposuction?

Fat can be collected creating a fold around knee caps (patella). The fat stored in this area can be difficult to remove even after exercising and dieting and can give a thickened look to the legs.

Vaser Liposuction is an effective way to remove the stubborn fat deposited around the knees providing a more contoured look to the knees which will have an impact on the overall look of the legs. Vaser Liposuction is a body contouring procedure performed under local anaesthetic that uses ultrasound technology to target and breaks down the fat cells to then suction and removes them.

Micro Liposuction is another option available to remove the excess fat and tissue around the knees as this procedure is ideal to target smaller areas of the body. Micro Liposuction follows the same technique as Vaser Liposuction, the main difference is that smaller cannulas are used being 0.9mm wide and the largest 3mm.

What happens during a Knee Liposuction procedure?

Firstly the surgeon will start by marking the areas that will be treated while you are standing. Then you will be asked to lie on the bed and the local anaesthetic will be applied to the treatment areas. Sedation may be required but your surgeon will let you know during consultation.

The procedure will start by performing micro incisions around the areas of treatment, a small probe that emits ultrasound energy is then inserted to locate and break down the fat. A small cannula is also used to suction and remove the excess fat collected. Once the surgery is completed you will be required to put on a compression garment.

What is the recovery like after knee liposuction?

The downtime after Vaser Liposuction on the knees is relatively quick.  At The Private Clinic, we recommend taking up to 2-5 days off work. Since there may be some swelling and bruising it’s recommended that patients wait a period of minimum two weeks before you can light exercise (swimming, walking uphill or cycling) and for strenuous exercise such as gym workouts wait around 4-5 weeks.

For Micro-liposuction the downtime is less, patients can get back to their day to day activities almost immediately. Some patients are able to resume work within 48 hours and start exercising after 7 days post procedure.

When will I see the results?

Patients are able to see the results right after the procedure; however, is not after the 5-6 week period that the final results are seen.

knee liposuction before after photo

How long do the results last for?

The results can last as long as the weight is maintained.

This is why it’s highly recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain the weight and help the results last longer. Regular exercise can also help tone as well as enhance the final results.

Why should I choose The Private Clinic?

The Private Clinic’s areas of excellence are liposuction and body contouring procedures. We have carried out over 7,000 liposuction treatments and offer a multi-award-winning range of treatments all tailored to the needs and goals of our patients. We work with highly acclaimed liposuction doctors who are pioneers in their field. Because we have a range of liposuction procedures this means we do not rely on one type. We will only ever advise you on the most suitable form of liposuction tailored for your shape and taking into account what you are looking to achieve.

Other benefits include:

  • Free consultation with your specialist surgeon.
  • 24-hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience performing liposuction and body contouring procedures.
  • State of the art hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced.
  • Excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care.

Our clinics are located in; LondonBirminghamCardiff,  Manchester and Leeds with consultations also available at GlasgowNewcastle upon Tyne, NorthamptonBuckinghamshire, BristolEssexLiverpoolMilton KeynesEdinburgh,  and Doncaster.

To arrange a liposuction consultation with one of our renowned specialists at any of our clinics, please call us on 0333 920 2471 or visit our liposuction and body contouring page.

 

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Celebrities who have had Plastic Surgery and Liposuction

Celebrities and plastic surgery is a topic that intrigues many. There is no surprise many superstars have had some form of cosmetic enhancements.

In this blog post, we will be talking about some of the top celebrities who have undergone plastic surgery or who have had liposuction.

Our first celebrity is Kourtney Kardashian. The reality TV mogul openly talked about having a breast augmentation back in 2010.

Kourtney Kardashian breast augmentation

Kaley Cuoco, our next celebrity, has had a few procedures that she describes as “the best thing she ever did”. The procedures include rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and fillers.

Kaley Cuoco rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and fillers

Dwayne Johnson, former wrestling star and Hollywood actor, decided to undergo male chest reduction (gynecomastia) due to his chest being too big.

Dwayne Johnson male chest reduction gynecomastia

Actress Ashley Tisdale underwent rhinoplasty surgery as she suffered from a deviated septum and had problems breathing.

Ashley Tisdale rhinoplasty surgery

Award-winning Hollywood actress Jane Fonda admitted to having micro-liposuction performed on her chin to contour the jawline and achieve a rejuvenated look.

Jane Fonda chin micro-liposuction

Patricia Heaton opened up about having a tummy tuck and breast reduction after giving birth to her fourth child.

Patricia Heaton tummy tuck and breast reduction

Adding to the Kardashian clan, matriarch Kris Jenner during their reality TV confessed to having had a facelift to rejuvenate and refresh her appearance.

Kris Jenner facelift

Before undergoing any type of cosmetic treatment is very important that you think about it very heavily and do your research to choose the safest clinic with the best medical team in order to achieve the results you desire. With over 50 years of experience in cosmetic procedures and with highly experienced plastic surgeons, The Private Clinic is able to offer all of their patients the most advanced and effective cosmetic treatments to help them achieve their desired results.

The Private Clinic has clinics across the UK and are located in:

The Private Clinic London Harley Street

Our London clinic is the flagship and is located at 98, Harley Street London W1G 7HZ.

The Private Clinic London is located in the heart of London very close to Kensington, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill, Bayswater, Chelsea, Holland Park Hyde Park, South Kensington, Mayfair, Green Park, West End, Notting Hill, Belgravia, Fulham, Battersea, Clapham, Victoria, Marylebone, Richmond, Regents Park, Knightsbridge, Fulham, Earls Court, Soho, Canary Wharf, Fitzrovia, Wimbledon and Chiswick.

The Private Clinic Birmingham

The Private Clinic in Birmingham is situated in Hagley Road, B16 8LU. The clinic is easy reach from Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Lichfield, Hampton in Arden, Sutton Solihull, Stratford, Leamington Spa, Edgbaston, Coldfield, and Harborne.

The Private Clinic Leeds

Located in 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP is close to Farsley, Leeds City Center, Oulton, Wetherby, Yeadon, Pudsey, Allerton, Kirklees, Leeds city centre, Otley, Calderdale, Roundhay, Chappel Scarcroft, Methley, Pudsey,  Stanningley, Methley,   and Harrogate.

The Private Clinic Manchester

Our Manchester Clinic located at 25 St John Street, M3 4DT. The clinic is very close to Hale/Hale Barns, Tarporley, Prestbury, Worsley, Bowdon, Alderney Edge, Macclesfield, Altrincham Knutsford, Wilmslow, Leigh Nantwich, Cheadle, and Deansgate.

The Private Clinic Bristol

The Private Clinic Bristol is located at 92c Whiteladies Road near Westbury on Trym, Bath, Leigh Woods, Cotham, Bedminster, St Pauls Bristol, Redcliffe, Clevedon, Redland,  Kingsdown, Phillips Bristol,  Totterdown, Almondsbury, Henleaze,  Frenchay and Hambrook, Portishead, Cotham, Kingsdown, Downend, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell.

The Private Clinic Northampton

The Private Clinic in Northampton located in 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF is in close proximity to Golf Lane, Little Houghton, Upper Harlestone, Collingtree Park, Abington Vale, Ashton,   Boughton, Great Houghton, Grandson, East Hunsbury, Great Barrington, Guilsborough, Wootton, Harlestone, West Hunsbury, Grange Park, Yardley Hastings, Sandy Lane, Abington, Stanwick, Maidwell, Kelmarsh, Harrington, Althorpe, Quinton, Kislingbury, Chapel Brampton, Weston, Roade, Wellingborough and Raunds.

The Private Clinic Buckinghamshire  

The Private Clinic Buckinghamshire located in Stokenchurch Medical Center, Oxford Road, HP14 3SX is nearby Chesham, Thame, Wendover,  Fingest, High Wycombe, Turville, Speen, Haddenham,  West Wycombe, Aylesbury,  Great Missenden, Amersham,  Waddesdon, Marlow, Bisham, Hambleden, Beaconsfield Watlington,  and Oxford.

The Private Clinic Glasgow

Our Glasgow Clinic at 11 Park Circus, GG3 6AX is just off Woodlands Road close to the city centre of Glasgow.

To book a cosmetic surgery procedure appointment call us via 0333 920 2471, or visit our plastic surgery or liposuction pages on website.

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